Best Places to Visit in West Virginia

Best Places to Visit in West Virginia

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3 Popular Attractions In West Virginia

  • Charleston Civic Center: Municipal complex in Charleston, West Virginia.
  • West Virginia Facts

    • The New River Gorge Bridge near Fayetteville is the second highest steel arch bridge in the United States. The bridge is also the longest steel arch bridge (1,700 feet) in the world. Every October on Bridge Day, the road is closed and individuals parachute and bungee cord jump 876 feet off the bridge. Its West Virginia’s largest single day event and attracts about 100,000 people each year.
    • The last public hanging in West Virginia was held in Jackson County in December 1897.
    • Weirton is the only city in the U.S. that extends from one state border to another. The eastern portion of the city borders Pennsylvania, and the western portion of the city borders on Ohio.
    West Virginia
    State of West Virginia
    Nickname(s):

    Mountain State
    Motto(s):

    Montani semper liberi
    (English: Mountaineers Are Always Free)
    Anthem: 4 songs
    Map of the United States with West Virginia highlighted

    Map of the United States with West Virginia highlighted
    Country United States
    Before statehood Part of Virginia
    Admitted to the Union June 20, 1863 (35th)
    Capital

    (and largest city)

    Charleston
    Largest metro and urban areas Charleston–Huntington (combined)
    Huntington (metro and urban)
    Government

    Governor Jim Justice (R)
    Lieutenant Governor Craig Blair (R)
    Legislature West Virginia Legislature
    Upper house Senate
    Lower house House of Delegates
    Judiciary Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
    U.S. senators Joe Manchin (D)
    Shelley Moore Capito (R)
    U.S. House delegation 1: David McKinley (R)
    2: Alex Mooney (R)
    3: Carol Miller (R) (list)
    Area

    •Total 24,230sqmi (62,755km2)
    •Land 24,078sqmi (62,361km2)
    •Water 152sqmi (394km2) 0.6%
    •Rank 41st
    Dimensions

    •Length 240mi (385km)
    •Width 130mi (210km)
    Elevation

    1,513ft (461m)
    Highestelevation

    4,863ft (1,482m)
    Lowestelevation

    240ft (73m)
    Population

    (2020)
    •Total 1,793,716[4]
    •Rank 39th
    •Density 77.1/sqmi (29.8/km2)
    •Rank 29th
    Median household income

    $43,469[5]
    •Income rank

    49th
    Demonym(s) West Virginian, Mountaineer
    Language

    Official language De jure: English[6]
    Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern)
    •Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (EDT)
    USPS abbreviation
    WV
    ISO 3166 code US-WV
    Traditional abbreviation W.Va.W.V.
    Latitude 37°12′ N to 40°39′ N
    Longitude 77°43′ W to 82°39′ W
    Website wv.gov

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    Welcome to our top 10 best places to visit in West Virginia.

    West Virginia is home to beautiful national parks, amazing trails, and unique cities. There is no doubt that you will experience some of the best landscapes in the Mountain state.

    Here are our top 10 places you must visit in West Virginia:
    10. Hawks Nest State Park
    9. Seneca Rocks State Park
    8. Moundsville
    7. Cass Scenic Railroad
    6. Snowshoe Mountain Resort
    5. Morgantown
    4. Fayetteville
    3. Charleston
    2. Blackwater Falls State Park
    1. Harpers Ferry

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